Phys .org: Updated California Climate Tracker tool provides more than 120 years of climate data

Phys .org: Updated California Climate Tracker tool provides more than 120 years of climate data. “Originally launched in 2009, the California Climate Tracker was designed to support climate monitoring in California and allows users to generate maps and graphs of temperature and precipitation by region. The 2018 upgrade incorporates substantial improvements including a more user-friendly web interface, improved accuracy of information based on PRISM data, and access to climate maps and data that go back more than 120 years, to 1895.”

UC Santa Cruz: Library digitizes over 6,000 photos from Pirkle Jones/Ruth-Marion Baruch collection

UC Santa Cruz: Library digitizes over 6,000 photos from Pirkle Jones/Ruth-Marion Baruch collection . “Thousands of previously unseen photographs from The Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch Collection at UC Santa Cruz are now available online to the general public, thanks to a collaboration between the campus library and the California Digital Library (CDL).”

The Next Web: California law would make political bots illegal – unless they admit they’re bots

The Next Web: California law would make political bots illegal – unless they admit they’re bots. “A California Senate bill awaiting Governor approval would make it illegal to create and operate a social media ‘bot’ for the purpose of influencing a political vote or obtaining money unless it was made explicit that it was a bot.”

California Secretary of State: Newly Digitized Records Mark 98 Years of Women’s Suffrage Movement in California

California Secretary of State: Newly Digitized Records Mark 98 Years of Women’s Suffrage Movement in California. “This August marks 98 years since the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified and formally adopted, giving women the right to vote. To celebrate this anniversary the California State Archives has launched a new digital compilation of records relating to the women’s suffrage movement in California. This is the first time that these records have been compiled into a publicly available digital compilation.”

Sonoma State University: SSU professor receives $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant

Sonoma State University: SSU professor receives $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant. “Janet Hess, a Sonoma State University professor of art history and African and diasporic studies, has received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the first of its kind awarded to a CSU educator this year. With the Digital Humanities Advancement Grant, Hess plans to create a prototype digital map of three indigenous American nations, documenting their geographic ranges, languages, architectural styles and cultural practices both before and after contact with European settlers. During the first phase of the project, she will focus on the California tribes of the Modoc and Pomo/Miwok and the once dominant plains nation of the Osage.”

UCR Today: Historian’s Database Offers New View of Colonial California

UCR Today: Historian’s Database Offers New View of Colonial California. “Understanding American history is a challenge, but what happens when some of that history is scattered, inaccessible, and in another language? Steven Hackel, a professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, knows these obstacles all too well. Hackel was recently awarded an archival grant by the John Randolph Haynes Foundation to continue his work with The Pobladores Project Database, which aims to provide a greater understanding of the non-American Indian population in colonial California through 1850.”

San Francisco Chronicle: New California app tells patients when doctors are disciplined

San Francisco Chronicle: New California app tells patients when doctors are disciplined. “The Medical Board of California has created an app to alert patients about changes in their doctors’ licenses. Users can select up to 16 doctors, and the app will notify them about address changes, status expiration dates and disciplinary documentation. It will say when a doctor has been put on probation or his or her license has been suspended or revoked.”